Throwback Thursday Christmas Shaker Hanger Tutorial
Hello, Friends! Welcome to Throwback Thursday Christmas in July! Today I have a super sweet and easy to make Christmas Shaker Hanger Tutorial for you. You can make this cute project in no time, and then hang it on a kitchen cabinet, a door knob or an office cubicle. If you get started on making these now, you’ll have plenty to give as gifts when Christmas rolls around.
Authentique Classic Christmas and Spellbinder Dies
Use any favorite Christmas collection to make this sweet little shaker hanger. My blog buddy, Sherry Somers, gifted me with a 6×6 pad of Authentique Paper’s Classic Christmas collection in some happy mail this spring. Since this is one of my all time favorite Christmas collections, I decided to feature it this week. I had a few bits and pieces of the 12×12 brick pattern along with some 3×4 cards left. But nothing else, so that 6×6 pad came in real handy! Thanks again, Sherry!
TIP: Stitch the brick patterned paper onto some burlap to add country charm to your shaker hanger. Since sewing machine needles don’t like to stitch through adhesive, just place a bit of Scor-Tape in the center of the two panels, then stitch. You’ll be able to keep your margins straight, but won’t hurt your sewing machine.
The Spellbinders June Die of the Month makes a great windowpane! Die cut the Snip it Grid Calendar piece from the kit 3 times: twice from cream cardstock and once from grey. Then glue the three layers together so that they are slightly offset. This will give your window pane a real feeling of depth.
TIP: Use a paintbrush to apply dries clear adhesive to the back of each die cut layer. This is faster, and ultimately neater, than applying the glue straight from the bottle. I do the same thing when I add my clear cardstock to the back of the windowpanes. You have far less trouble with glue oozing out onto the acetate and making a sticky, hard to clean up mess.
Fussy cut this cute house from a 3×4 card. Then back it with dimensionals. Apply Stickles or glitter to the snowy areas of the roof to add lots of shine. This shows up better in real life than it does in the photos.
Paint jingle bells and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Christmas Bells with white chalk paint to add country charm.
Die cut flower layers from scraps of patterned paper and winter foliage from cream cardstock. Custom flowers in a jiffy!
Tie painted jingle bells to the handle of a vintage mini hanger. Tuck in some die cut leaves as a finishing touch.
Christmas Shaker Hanger Video Tutorial
If you’d like to learn how to make this darling little Christmas shaker hanger, please enjoy the video tutorial below.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure. I’ll be back next week with another Christmas in July Throwback Thursday. Until then, keep calm and craft on, my friends!
You’ll find a linked supply list below this post. To see past Throwback Thursday projects, click HERE.
Thanks for stopping by!
Note: Throwback Thursday is designed to encourage us to use up our crafty stash. Many of the older items I use are no longer readily available online. Please feel free to substitute a similar product from your stash.
- Authentique Paper Classic Christmas Collection (retired)
- Spellbinder Dies
- Really Reasonable Ribbon
- Trinkets, Bits and Bobs
- Standard Supplies
- Cream Cardstock
- Burlap fabric from Michael’s
- Dries Clear Adhesive
- Acetate Sheets (Clear Cardstock)